Federal budget needs to invest in the pan-Canadian climate framework
It is an old axiom that governments signal their priorities through what they spend money on. The pan-Canadian climate framework is a milestone for Canada when it comes to action on climate change.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured in this file photo. With one hand, governments take revenue from polluters based on how much carbon they emit, and with the other they give money back to those same polluters in the form of subsidies—$3.3-billion per year, according to recent estimates, writes Dale Marshall. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia